9 days in Rovaniemi, Kuopio & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Rovaniemi, Kuopio & Helsinki Itinerary

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9 days in Rovaniemi, Kuopio & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Kuopio
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): stop by Your Piece Of Finland. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, make a trip to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi journey planning site .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Amsterdam in July: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 22°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Kuopio.

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Kuopio War Veteran Museum, then look for gifts at Pikku Pietarin Torikuja, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, then examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kuopio trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Kuopio in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Lutheran Cathedral ©
Lutheran Cathedral

4
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Pack the 5th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Kuopio to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
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Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

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